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From the best-selling author of What the Buddha Taught, the fascinating story of the Buddhist monks’ life of service
The Heritage of the Bhikku
The Buddhist Tradition of Service
978-0-8021-4023-4 • $14.00 • Paperback • Sep. 2003
Eastern Religion & Philosophy
Walpola Rahula’s What the Buddha Taught is a perennial backlist best-seller and has proven to be an indispensable guide to beginning Buddhism. It is renowned for its authoritative, clear, logical, and comprehensive approach. The Heritage of the Bhikkhu is a vivid account of the Buddhist monk’s role as a servant to people’s needs as a follower and teacher of the basic Buddhist principles. In this fascinating and informative volume, the author emphasizes Buddhism as a practical doctrine for daily living and spiritual perfection, not simply a monastic discipline. The Heritage of the Bhikkhu is a pioneering work that deserves to stand with the author’s earlier masterpiece.